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sandy, shock is turning to fury and anger. searchers on new york city's staten island are still finding bodies. desperate survivors say help isn't getting through. things are getting more dire apparently by the hour. three days after the storm hit, millions of new yorkers still have no power, no food. and they face huge lines trying to get anywhere. and with just five days until the presidential election, we're releasing a new poll from colorado. a must-win state for both candidates. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> while much of the country, even the presidential race is returning to normal today, we're hearing and seeing misery and growing desperation for millions of people in the northeastern united states. here is the big picture as it stands right now. hurricane sandy's blame for at least 88 deaths in the united states and two in canada raising the storm's overall death toll to 157. a little under 5 million power customers across the eastern united states awoke to no electricity again. that's down to the nearly 8 million when the storm hit on monday though. som
. thanks very much. >>> hundreds of thousands of homes torn apart by superstorm sandy. as people start to rebuild, are insurance companies trying to help? or are they just trying to help themselves? >>> the price tag for superstorm sandy is growing. officials in new york state and new jersey say they'll need more than $70 billion to recover. in some ways the property devastation was worse than hurricanes katrina and rita combined. in some ways. in new york state alone sandy destroyed more than 300,000 homes. that's a lot of homes that have to be rebuilt. and as cnn's national correspondent deborah feyerick discovered, it means a lot of homeowners are looking for answers. >> reporter: when superstorm sandy hit, peggy thought she was ready. she paid decades worth of insurance premiums to be covered for catastrophe. so this is the letter basically denying -- >> i went to the office and this is what they gave me. >> reporter: she says her claim was denied. her deluxe homeowners policy covered hurricane and wind, not floods. >> she said you're not entitled to anything. you don't have flood
at parts of new york that were hardest hit by superstorm sandy. thousands of new yorkers, yes, thousands of new yorkers still don't have power two and a half weeks after sandy hit. the storm is raising serious questions about the government's response, even bigger questions about weather patterns, at least for some. let's bring in our white house correspondent brianna keilar -- actually, brianna is not yet available i'm told. but we do expect to get her up soon. we'll speak to brianna keilar momentarily. we'll also have a quick check of some of the day's other top stories. that's coming up including mitt romney, did he hurt himself with gaffes during his presidential campaign? is he hurting the republican party right now with his latest comments, the louisiana governor, bobby jindal, he's standing by to join us live. (splashing)... (child screaming underwater)... (underwater noises). >>> we've reconnected with brianna keilar, our white house correspondent, brianna keilar, is watching what's going on in new york. right now the president wrapping up a visit to new york in the aftermath of
of people increasingly desperate weeks after superstorm sandy. now one man is in charge of helping them. ♪ ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ [ male announcer ] oh what fun it is to ride. get the mercedes-benz on your wish list at the winter event going on now -- but hurry, the offer ends soon. >> he is now the man in charge of helping the areas hit by super storm sandy recover, here is mary snow. >> reporter: sean donovan and janet napolitano came here. to date, some 32,000 people in new jersey with depending on the federal government to live in shelter website hotels, and temporary apartments. what normally is a busy thorough fair is now a feignful reminder of what was. sandy's storm surge devoured home after home. >> where are you living now? >> i'm at a friends house. i have been like a nomad, here, there, whoever has room, cousins, stuff like that. >> best case scenario, he will be without a home for a year. and he's not alone. >> we have families out for a long rebuilding process, where homes have been completely destroyed. and our experience is that a small group, but some families, it wi
superstorm sandy has hit over 110. more than 160,000 customers in ten states still have no electricity. signs of recovery this morning with improved train and ferry service in new jersey and new york. >>> the man behind sesame street's adored puppet elbow is taking time off after denigh he had an inappropriate relationship with a teenage boy. a 23-year-old man says he was 16 when he had a relationship with the puppeteer, kevin clash. sesame street says it found the allegations undocumented. >>> after 50 years, james bond, still setting records. the action thriller "skyfall" posted the biggest box office opening ever for the bond series grossing a massive $87.8 million in its first three days. daniel craig stars as 007 and our own wolf blitzer makes a cameo appearance playing himself. i just wanted to say bond, james bond. >> i say blitzer, wolf blitzer. i went to see it saturday night. it was really good. >> friends who have seen it said really good things about it. >> i was a brilliant wolf blitzer. i got into that character. i studied that character. spending a few years trying to study how
to begin rationing gas. yes, rationing gas in the wake of the superstorm sandy. and now a powerful nor'easter. we have details. and more news coming up after this. up your game. up the ante. and if you stumble, you get back up. up isn't easy, and we ought to know. we're in the business of up. everyday delta flies a quarter of million people while investing billions improving everything from booking to baggage claim. we're raising the bar on flying and tomorrow we will up it yet again. [ male announcer ] can a car be built around a state of mind? ♪ announcing the all-new 2013 malibu from chevrolet. ♪ with a remarkable new interior featuring the available chevrolet mylink infotainment system. this is where sophisticated styling begins. and where it ends? that's up to you. it's here -- the greatest malibu ever. ♪ >>> a dramatic development in the infamous wikileaks case. lisa sylvester's back. she's monitoring that and some other top stories in "the situation room" right now. what happened? >> wolf, the army private accused of leaking millions of government documents to the controve
in that cabinet meeting. he says they're going to talk about hurricane sandy, the fiscal cliff, some national security issues. but to your question, we already know that secretary of state clinton plans to depart treasury secretary geithner and even defense secretary leon panetta has made it clear he would like to leave within the year. the current white house chief of staff still considered the odds on favorite to get the nod to become the next treasury secretary from the president. it's believed he has the greatest chance here it's believed of getting senate confirmation. that leaves open the job of white house chief of staff. and i'm hearing that among the names that are being considered for that role are ron clay, the man once biden's chief of staff and did himself i'm told a great service in president obama's debate prep despite that bad first debate the president takes responsibility for it, does not blame mr. clain. and another name i've heard floated is dennis mcdunna. earned the great respect and admiration of the president. a young man not often considered in that light but the pres
after superstorm sandy harmed the northeast, new york city took another step toward normalcy. governor andrew cuomo announced the reopening of a key rush hour tunnel between brooklyn and lower manhattan, and he vows that's just for starters. >> and this is not just going to be about building back what was. this is not going to be just about restoring what was. this is going to be building back a new york that has never been before. and we're going to build back better than was before. >> the tunnel, formerly the brooklyn battery tunnel, was flooded with an estimated 43 million gallons of corrosive seawater in each of its two tubes. >>> and more travelers, but fewer fliers. that's the aaa thanksgiving forecast. says 43.6 million people will travel at least 50 miles from home, over the holiday, up a few thousand from last year, and the forecast says 90% of them will travel by car. the number of people flying is expected to drop slightly, although it will still top 3 million. possibly because of ticket prices. i booked a flight, whoo, that was painful. >> yeah. >> get used to it. >> yeah,
sandy, and parts of the city are still crippled. >> doesn't feel like new york. >> we're going to the heart of the disaster zone next. [ woman ] it's 32 minutes to go time, and the candidate's speech is in pieces all over the district. the writer's desktop and the coordinator's phone are working on a joke with local color. the secure cloud just received a revised intro from the strategist's tablet. and while i make my way into the venue, the candidate will be rehearsing off of his phone. [ candidate ] and thanks to every young face i see out there. [ woman ] his phone is one of his biggest supporters. [ female announcer ] with cisco at the center... working together has never worked so well. >>> here is this hour's hot shots. a boy looks at the eclipse in australia. and in po land, look at this, people walk out of a warped building inspired by drawings from a polish illustrators. these are some of the hot shot pictures coming in from around the world. president obama heads to new york city tomorrow to visit some of those areas hardest hit, and he could get an ear full from very
, despite the devastation of superstorm sandy and record low mortgage rates are a key reason why people are buying right now. >>> and the shutdown of hostess brands, put on hold, at least for now. a lot of people were wondering, they've agreed with a key union to try to mediate their dispute. a bankruptcy judge says he wants the two parties to try to come together to an agreement one more time. hostess' ceo says he needs a final decision tomorrow. more than 18,000 workers that could potentially lose their jobs if hostess shuts down. i don't know about you, but i know a lot of people would also be sad if the twinkie -- >> absolutely. >> -- is no more. it's an icon. >> who knew a junk food pastry could create so much drama. >> 18,000 jobs also on the line. that's also something to keep in mind. we hope they're able to work it out. certainly you don't want people losing jobs right around the holiday season. >> that's for sure. thanks, lisa. >>> it's a huge stumbling-block in the quest for middle east piece. will hamas ever accept the existence of israel. wolf will talk about that and more
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